Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre

Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre

Courtyard beside the Ucheldre Kitchen
Courtyard beside the Ucheldre Kitchen
Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre
Centre for the performing and visual arts in Anglesey, North Wales

Diary — Drama

Drama at the Ucheldre Centre includes plays performed by touring companies, workshops, one-person shows, and local community drama. These most often take place in the main hall, but there is also an outdoor amphitheatre beside the Centre.


Broadcast Behind the Beautiful Forevers (15) Thursday 12 March7pm

NT Live:  Behind the Beautiful Forevers (15)


Meera Syal (The Kumars, Goodness Gracious Me, Rafta Rafta at the National) returns to the National Theatre, directed by Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road).

Pulizter Prize-winner Katherine Boo spent three years in Annawadi recording the lives of its residents. From her uncompromising book, winner of the National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2012, David Hare has fashioned a tumultuous play on an epic scale.

India is surging with global ambition. But beyond the luxury hotels surrounding Mumbai airport lies a makeshift slum, full of people with plans of their own. Zehrunisa and her son Abdul aim to recycle enough rubbish to fund a proper house. Sunil, twelve and stunted, wants to eat until he’s as tall as Kalu the thief.

Asha seeks to steal government anti-poverty funds to turn herself into a ‘first-class person’, while her daughter Manju intends to become the slum’s first female graduate. 

But their schemes are fragile; global recession threatens the garbage trade, and another slum-dweller is about to make an accusation that will destroy herself and shatter the neighbourhood.




3 hr
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Drama Nursing Lives
Thursday 19 March 2.30 pm

Vamos Theatre presents
Nursing Lives












Last year Vamos theatre came with their production FInding Joy, and it was really an amazing performance - both moving and amusing in turns.  And all very easy to follow.  So it is with keen anticipation that we await the arrival of Nursing Lives.




When Flo, a feisty seventy-something, learns that the hospital she trained at during the Second World War is being demolished, she decides to take one last look – and stop the bulldozers in their tracks.
Her illicit visit becomes a personal celebration of friendship, courage, adventure and romance. But is what Flo remembers really the truth, or is history ready to be re-written?
Nursing Lives is a love story set in the early 1980s of Thatcher’s Britain, and takes us back to the hard-working, heart-breaking, swing-dancing world of the UK’s wartime hospitals.

Like all Vamos Theatre shows, Nursing Lives is wordless, telling its story through physical communication, a strong visual design and an original soundtrack. This is a humorous and poignant production from one of the best of the UK’s full mask theatre companies

Suitable for age 12+


1 hr 40 including interval
Special flat rate matinée price £5
Drama Nursing Lives
Thursday 19 March 7.30 pm

Vamos Theatre presents
Nursing Lives












Last year Vamos theatre came with their production FInding Joy, and it was really an amazing performance - both moving and amusing in turns.  And all very easy to follow.  So it is with keen anticipation that we await the arrival of Nursing Lives.




When Flo, a feisty seventy-something, learns that the hospital she trained at during the Second World War is being demolished, she decides to take one last look – and stop the bulldozers in their tracks.
Her illicit visit becomes a personal celebration of friendship, courage, adventure and romance. But is what Flo remembers really the truth, or is history ready to be re-written?
Nursing Lives is a love story set in the early 1980s of Thatcher’s Britain, and takes us back to the hard-working, heart-breaking, swing-dancing world of the UK’s wartime hospitals.

Like all Vamos Theatre shows, Nursing Lives is wordless, telling its story through physical communication, a strong visual design and an original soundtrack. This is a humorous and poignant production from one of the best of the UK’s full mask theatre companies

Suitable for age 12+


1 hr 40 including interval
*£11, £9 concessions/gostynagiadau, £3 children/plant
Film Show Boat (TBN)
Tuesday 24 March5.30pm

Show Boat           (Cert TBN)
Recording of the classic Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein musical performed in June 2014 by the San Francisco Opera. Full of memorable songs this tale of life on the Mississippi from the 1880s to the 1920s is both a poignant love story and a powerful reminder of the bitter legacy of racism.

Directed by Francesca Zambella, and conducted by John DeMain, and starring Heidi Stober, Michael Todd Simpson, Bill Irwin, Patricia Racette, Angela Renée Simpson, and Morris Robinson.

2 hr 24
£3, £2 children/plant
Broadcast NT Live: A View from the Bridge Thursday 26 March7pm

















Don’t miss a stellar cast led by Mark Strong (The Imitation Game; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) in the Young Vic’s ‘magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold’ production of A View from the Bridge – the Evening Standard, Guardian and Independent’s top theatre pick of 2014. 

The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal.

The visionary Ivo van Hove directs this stunning production of Miller’s tragic masterpiece, broadcast from London’s West End by National Theatre Live



2 hr 30
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Drama Pum Cynnig I Gymro
Friday 27 March7.30pm
Theatr Bara Caws:
Pum Cynnig I Gymro

gan Dyfan Roberts

Dianc o garcharau rhyfel yr Almaen bum gwaith yn ystod yr Ail Ryfel Byd - dyna un o gampau y diweddar John Elwyn Jones. Camp arall oedd ei ddawn lenyddol wrth ysgrifennu’r stori mewn cyfrol sy’n byrlymu o antur a beiddgarwch.

“Cymeriad eofn, anystywallt, hwyliog, penderfynol a di-flewyn-ar-dafod” – dyna ddisgrifiad Nesta Wyn Jones ohono. Yn y sioe hon, bydd Dyfan Roberts yn mynd dan groen yr arwr o Ddolgellau, gyda Meilir Rhys Williams yn portreadu’r J E ifanc. Ar sail y llyfr, ei gyfrolau hunan-gofiannol , ac ymchwil pellach i’w gefndir, bydd yn tyrchu i’r hyn oedd yn gyrru’r cymeriad unigryw hwn yn ei flaen, a’i awydd anorchfygol am ddianc....

Cast: Dyfan Roberts a Meilir Rhys Williams

Cyfarwyddo: Betsan Llwyd

(A Welsh language play about the courageous WWII escapee John Elwyn Jones).

2 hrs
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Drama The Picture of Dorian Gray
Friday 10 April7.30pm
The Future of Dorian Gray

Fresh from a West End run of The Trials of Oscar Wilde, the  European Arts Company returns with a thrilling adaptation of Wilde’s only novel The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Set in the decadent world of Victorian London, a beautiful, narcissistic young man called Dorian Gray becomes infatuated by the exquisite portrait that Basil Hallward has painted of him.

He makes a Faustian pact that he will remain forever young while the picture grows old. Combining drawing room comedy and Gothic horror, this is a gripping and hugely entertaining theatrical event.


*£12, £10 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Drama The Adventures of Robin Hood
Saturday 11 April11am






























The entertainingly warm-hearted Riverbank team return with another treat for all the family, but especially for children aged 4-9 years.Prepare to be thrilled with exciting swordplay, fast action, catchy brand-new sing-along songs, puppets and humour when Robin teams up with Friar Tuck, Will Scarlet and Little John to defeat his enemy the evil Sheriff of Nottingham.  He steals from the rich, gives to the poor, and wins  the heart of Maid Marian.
£7, £6 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Drama The Adventures of Robin Hood
Saturday 11 April2pm






























The entertainingly warm-hearted Riverbank team return with another treat for all the family, but especially for children aged 4-9 years.Prepare to be thrilled with exciting swordplay, fast action, catchy brand-new sing-along songs, puppets and humour when Robin teams up with Friar Tuck, Will Scarlet and Little John to defeat his enemy the evil Sheriff of Nottingham.  He steals from the rich, gives to the poor, and wins  the heart of Maid Marian.
£7, £6 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast The Hard Problem (12A) Thursday 16 April7pm

NT Live:  The Hard Problem       (12A)

Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) returns to the National Theatre with his highly-anticipated new play The Hard Problem, directed by Nicholas Hytner (Othello, Hamlet, One Man, Two Guvnors).

Hilary, a young psychology researcher at a brainscience institute, is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work, where psychology and biology meet. If there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness? This is ‘the hard problem’ which puts Hilary at odds with her colleagues who include her first mentor Spike, her boss Leo and the billionaire founder of the institute, Jerry. Is the day coming when the computer and the fMRI scanner will answer all the questions psychology can ask? Meanwhile Hilary needs a miracle, and she is prepared to pray for one.





2 hrs
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast Man + Superman (12A) Thursday 14 May7pm

NT Live:  Man + Superman (12A)

Academy Award® nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List; Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic.

A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live.

Jack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress, Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this dazzling revolutionary.

Tanner, appalled by the whiff of domesticity, is tipped off by his chauffeur and flees to Spain, where he is captured by bandits and meets The Devil. An extraordinary dream-debate, heaven versus hell, ensues. Following in hot pursuit, Ann is there when Tanner awakes, as fierce in her certainty as he is in his.




4 hr
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

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